Neha Kakkar was born on 6 June 1988 in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand. She is the younger sister of playback singer Sonu Kakkar and singer-composer Tony Kakkar. She participated in the second season of the singing reality show, Indian Idol, in which she was eliminated early. She made her Bollywood debut as a chorus singer in the film Meerabai Not Out.
About Neha Kakkar in brief
Neha Kakkar was born on 6 June 1988 in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand. She is the younger sister of playback singer Sonu Kakkar and singer-composer Tony Kakkar. She participated in the second season of the singing reality show, Indian Idol, in which she was eliminated early. She made her Bollywood debut as a chorus singer in the film Meerabai Not Out. She rose to prominence upon the release of the dance track \”Second Hand Jawani\” from Cocktail. In 2019, she was listed among the most viewed female artists on Youtube with 4. 2 billion views. In December 2020, she appeared in the list of Asia’s 100 Digital Stars by Forbes. She has appeared in several music videos and as a judge on several television reality shows including \”Indian Idol\” On these shows, she has been trolled in social media several times for crying on-screen. In the early 90s, Kakkar along with her family moved to Delhi, in order to try her luck in singing. She started performing at local gatherings and religious event with her siblings at the age of four. She never felt the need to get any formal training in singing and would sing bhajans from four to 16 years. In 2006, she auditioned for the secondSeason of Indian Idol where she got eliminated early in the show. However, five years later, she failed to gather any work in Bollywood films which she believes was due to her association with her brother and the association with the association of her brother, Tony.
She said: “I feel, whatever happens, it happens for a reason. I am glad the way my journey worked out” She has released several chart-busters which made into the same list, including \”Aankh Maarey\” from Simmba, \”Dilbar\” from Satyameva Jayate and the private single ‘Nikle Currant’ All of which crossed over six hundred million views. Kakkar, primarily, in collaboration with Tanishk Bagchi, became more associated with the trend of remaking old to very recent songs, which resulted in several backlashes targeted for the singer, though she personally favoured the trend and opined that they have been well-appreciated. She openly admits that she is a \”proud emotional girl. I would attend four to five jagrans in a day, which became my training ground\”. In 2004, she moved to Mumbai with her father, Tony Kak Kar, to live with his family in a rented single room house in which they used to sleep and simultaneously convert to a kitchen by putting a table. The family lived in the city with her mother Niti Kakkar in the same room with her whole family, inwhich they use to sleep. In 2009, she joined the Indian Idol judging panel and recalls that the show gave her “great memories and fame” and “it has been a tremendous learning experience”